Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let's Try This Again!

Well, the computer still isn't new, and neither is this car, but I thought I'd try again to navigate the computer and see if I can do a blog posting. Besides I thought it would be fun to take a little drive around our neighborhood and show you just how beautiful it is this time of year.
Our neighbor set their pumpkins out a few days ago.

I absolutely love seeing these fabulous buildings through the branches of this beautiful tree.

This tree simply glows with color.

And inside...I had the privilege of working on a "fall color" evening gown. You know, the kind of work that the "professionals" told them was impossible.

Don't let my seam ripper hear anyone say impossible!

She was thrilled with the results. And on a side note, I've never been one to take photos of the things I work on. One of my friends has told me for years to take pictures, and so has Mr. RP...I'm trying y'all. Really I am! Now I've been asked to "bring in" my portfolio. What? Me, a portfolio? Oh, yeah, sure! I'll be right in. So I'm trying to make one online.
Can you tell where I fixed the gown? Neither could she! Yay! That was the goal!
Doesn't it just crack you up when you see how easy this is? Just take it up under each arm 1 and 5/8 of an inch! That. is. all!
The "professionals" could make a new one start to finish, but it was impossible to change this one.
Well, I could make a new one start to finish too, but why not make this one work just fine? So that is what we did!
It was fun!
I guess it doesn't take much for me to have fun, does it?
But back to the neighborhood... in the summer this tree above our next door neighbor's carriage house, just looks like one huge green puff. Each fall, it is fun to realize that it is actually two trees growing extremely close to each other.
This area of our street takes my breath away in each season. I've taken photos of it laden with ice and snow and bursting forth with the new life of spring. Sometime when I have nothing else to do, I need to go through all of my photos and put the ones of just this view all together!

Look at this glorious color. I see it everytime I look out my kitchen window. Yes, I know the fence needs paint, but it is easy to overlook when you spend your time contemplating the wonders of the miracle of autumn.
I hope you enjoyed our little trip around the neighborhood. Now I'll see if the computer will let me truly show you!
xo rachel


❦TattingChic said...

Hello, hello! It's been so long! You and your seam ripper are an unstoppable duo! It looks like you did a fabulous job of fixing that gown!

The fall photos are so pretty! What a cute car!

Donnie said...

Dear Rachel,
What beautiful Autumn colors.
You did a great job on the dress. Isn't it fun to be able to do things that the professionals say are impossible to do! You walk in MotherShumaker and Mother's footsteps and are going even farther.
Have a wonder day, enjoy the beautiful colors.
Love you, Donnie

Paj R said...

So glad you're back. Is your computer problem the reason why the colors on your blog are so faint? Missed you!

KEITH said...


Ronda said...

Fall is just so beautiful...We are enjoying it around house! :)
So neat that you are creative and talented with sewing....a true gift!
Hope that you are having a great week...

Claudia said...

It is great to hear from you, Rachel! Your neighborhood is so lovely - I love all the old trees. The dress looks fabulous, you talented girl, you!


texasdaisey said...

What beautiful autumn colors. I especially love the street scene with all the leaves. I love leaves.

Stella said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted to take pictures of our but they fell before I had a chance so I really enjoy your. Beautiful job on the dress. What talented fingers.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful leaves and their brilliant colors. Your tree-lined street is especially beautiful.

FrancisMoore said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GEORGEOUS! And as for the pictures of things you work on...heavens YES! You won't be sorry. Looking back, how I wish I had made more of a record of things I have made. :) When proud...snap a photo!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Rachel, the gown is beautiful...such talent. I am sure the owner of the gown regards you as an earthly angel.
Your fall neighborhood pics are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Rachel...

Oh how delish....your neighborhood is glorious...the colors are totally sublime, aren't they? We just don't get color like that here. What a blessing.

What an awesome job you've done on the dress. Whew, that takes some patience, doesn't it? Great work.


SentimentsbyDenise said...

Beautiful, Rachel! I love looking out my kitchen window this time of year, also!
Great job on the evening gown - you are truly gifted!

Terra said...

That was a lovely trip to see your neighborhood's fall colors, and I admire your success with the dress.

Esther said...

Thanks for the fun tour of your neighborhood! It is so beautiful!

I'm proud of you for doing such a excellent job on the dress - and all the other creations that you didn't get on this blog! Good job!

Love you!

Grammy's Sweet Nothings said...

Your Fall neighborhood is magnificent as well as your dress. Thanks for sharing the photos. I love to drive around and look at the trees in Fall!

kanishk said...

So glad you're back. Is your computer problem the reason why the colors on your blog are so faint? Missed you!
Work from home India

prashant said...

Work from home India

Tiffany said...

Ya, it's me. Better late than never?

I LOVE the view of the building with a clock on it through the trees. And I love your fence just like it is!